Category Archives: Life in Switzerland

Snow…

On Thursday night, it started to snow. And it snowed and snowed and snowed, and by the time we got to Friday morning, it was, well, pretty snowy. We don’t often get this much ‘down’ here in N.E. Switzerland, so … Continue reading

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(Almost) Silent Sunday…

Cold January in one corner of N. E. Switzerland. A winter-empty whirlpool fountain, and the remains of a muted New Year celebration. A local hotel, locked down and waiting for customers. Beavers have been at work in the woods near … Continue reading

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2020 – the year that was…

Well. I usually give my New Year post the subheading: the best of times and the worst of times. But there wasn’t much about 2020 that was ‘best’, though we can sum up the lowlights of the past twelve months … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Autumn – “It all looks so normal…”

At eleven o’clock last Monday I was in our local medical centre, waiting for the lift after my appointment. It arrived and I stepped in, then noticed a tiny elderly lady – she must have been well over eighty, if … Continue reading

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New Book News – when fate lends a hand…

It was sheer coincidence. A few weeks ago, I sat down at my pc one evening and opened up Facebook to see what was happening in the world according to my FB friends. First thing I saw was a post … Continue reading

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Google searches this week…

The internet is a blessing when you’re writing a book. I often wonder how writers managed before the www was part of daily life. For your main research, it’s usually more helpful to go and look at whatever you need … Continue reading

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(Sort of) Silent Sunday…

This is the year of things we can’t do, places we can’t go. Some things you know you miss, others – like this – you only realise you miss them when you see them on a Facebook video and wonder, … Continue reading

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(Coronavirus) summer scenes…

To say that springtime 2020 was different to other springs is an understatement, considering we spent most of it in full coronavirus lockdown. Now it’s summer, and while some restrictions have been relaxed, we are still in the middle of … Continue reading

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Yarn-bombed in Switzerland – part 2

A couple of weeks ago I was on Sharon Booth’s lovely blog, with a selection of photos from this summer’s yarn-bomb trail in our town – click HERE to see the post and pics. Since then, I’ve walked round the … Continue reading

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(Almost) Silent Sunday…

The trees by the harbour have been yarn-bombed with positivity:(The words you can see are listed in English at the bottom of the post.) (Cool, in love, heartfelt, happy, magnificent, optimistic, thankful, charming, heavenly, proud, recovered, fantastic, hopeful, pretty, festive, … Continue reading

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